Committees are the heart of our organization — also the hands, feet, mouth, and soul. In other words, that’s where the ideas originate, the work gets done, the action happens and the spirit finds satisfaction (we hope!). If you want to get involved, this is the starting point. Here are our currently active committees and their general functions within the organization.
Oklahoma allows its citizens to create initiative petitions on the ballot — known as state questions — and local municipalities have a similar process. This committee works to identify issues where such campaigns can help make progressive change, and develop or support efforts to pass them. It also evaluates all the state questions that Oklahomans will have a chance to vote on, and provides an endorsement or recommendation.
Communications & Outreach
This committee functions to serve the other committees and the board by providing tools and services needed to reach and activate our members, publicize our activities and events, and promote membership. It produces our website, newsletter, social media content, press releases, photos, graphics, podcast (coming soon) and more.
A team that manages our candidate endorsement process, recruits and trains candidates that agree with our positions on the issues, and encourages our members to help good candidates by canvassing and providing other volunteer support.
This committee works to support better legislation & policy, hold politicians accountable, strengthen the progressive wing of the Democratic party, and increase voting and civic engagement. Whew, that’s a lot — we need your participation and support!
Since meeting times are subject to change, the best way to find out what’s coming up for our committees is to check our Facebook events page.